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Meet the staff

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Bernard Sweeney Senior, Director

Bernard Sweeney Senior setup Sweeney Sheet Metal in 1962 after working for HA O'Neill and Company. Sweeney Sheet Metal was registered as a limited company in 1965.

He has continued to work for many of the same clients since the early 1960s, which is testament to his commitment to ongoing customer care.

His philosophy of quality workmanship, from manufacture to installation, is the primary reason why SSM has survived both the good and bad financial times of the last 46 years.

Bernard's name is known throughout the ventilation industry and his reputation as a hard working, but fair employer, is well known. Bernard remains as a director to this day and, although he has pulled back from the day to day running of the firm he created, he still plays a critical role in SSM's operation.

Ian Sweeney, Managing Director

Ian studied commerce in UCD from 1981 to 1984, and qualified as a Bachelor of Commerce. He started work for SSM whilst still in college.

He worked his way through the ranks of SSM, from starting off as a general operative to becoming Managing Director in 1998.

Ian's background in business and his work ethic have been instrumental in helping SSM become the quality manufacturing company that it is today.

Ian's philosophy has always been to reinvest in machines and technology. This approach has enabled SSM to become contractors capable of delivering excellent work in a variety of industries.

Ian is the driving force behind our successful manufacturing and installation company, whose standards are unparalled in the country.

Ian's hands-on approach to business lead him to spend days on the shop floor making sure only top quality products leave the workshop everytime.

Bernard Sweeney, Director

Bernard Sweeney worked as a salesman for Sony for four years after finishing secondary education.

He joined SSM in 1995, to work as a general operative and after taking a similar route to his brother, Ian, worked his way up to directorship in 2000.

Bernard's background in sales coupled with his knowledge of the sheet metal industry has opened many doors for Sweeney Sheet Metal over the last ten years.

His determination to deliver quality products and installations at fair prices, and on time, has created a loyal group of customers who depend on SSM to meet their growing needs for the industry.

Tom Connolly, Mechanical / Electrical Engineer

Tom Connolly studied in Bolton Street as a Mechanical / Electrical Engineer from 1992 and qualified in 1995. Straight after college he worked for Novum Fridge Manufacturer, where he quickly showed his quality as a design engineer with huge talent.

After travelling to Australia in 2000 Tom joined SSM and has been instrumental in SSM becoming a recognised name in the sheet metal manufacturing industry.

His exceptional engineering and design skills, along with his ability to take a product from basic design to mass production, have made him invaluable to SSM.

Tom runs SSM's specialist parts and products manufacture and continues to grow this part of the business.